DEWALT Stud Finder, 3/4”, Locate Framing Studs Efficiently with LED Arrows, Ideal for Wood and Metal, AAA Batteries Included (DW0100)
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The Franklin T13 was slightly less accurate, sensing stud edges and centers within 1/8th of an inch, although it detects both in a single view and errs on the inside of the edge to guarantee you'll hit your mark.
These often occur right where studs are located due to normal house “settling” and could give away the location of a stud.Every inaccurate hole we drill into a wall is a hole that has to be covered up and repainted, so accurate sensing is paramount in a decent stud finder. These models cover the spectrum between single-use “find a stud and hang a picture” stud finders to decked-out scanners that can peer through 6″ of concrete wall.
While traditional stud finders locate the edge of the stud, this one locates the center for a more efficient read. Our stud finder test team is comprised of veteran testers and reviewers Ethan Newman and Hale Milano.Take everything with a grain of salt, and use the stud finder in conjunction with the placement of electrical and plumbing fixtures to figure things out. We tested several options to find the best stud finders for home and commercial use, whether you just need a hand hanging up your new shelves or you’re hoping to avoid damage while you work within the drywall. Using AA batteries for power, it’s capable of detecting the full width of wood or metal studs up to 1.